Giving back to the society is at the core of the Tata business model, and forms the foundation for group-wide employee volunteering initiatives that aim to touch a quarter of the world's population by 2025
Community engagement, especially volunteering, is an integral component of business sustainability that lies at the heart of the Tata way of life. Volunteering is one of the most effective ways of connecting with society through the group’s most valuable asset — its people. At the group level, the Tata Engage programme builds on the group’s tradition of giving back to society.
Listed among the top 10 corporate volunteering programmes in the world, Tata Engage has a target of achieving a million volunteering hours each year, through employee volunteering initiatives.
Today, Tata Engage has emerged as a vibrant platform that kindles, nurtures and channelises the volunteering spirit at Tata and amplifies outcomes by bringing together not only Tata employees, but also their families and retired Tata employees. The platform connects volunteers with causes close to their heart and helps build the institutional capacity of civil society organisations.
Volunteering opportunities range from three-hour experiential activities during the Tata Volunteering Weeks designed to encourage and inspire Tata employees to experience the joy of volunteering, to a six-month, part-time, skills-based project called ProEngage.